Enable or disable XMP?

Hi everyone,
I've been with the core i3 for a while now and for some reason it idles at 33-37 degrees Celsius and on full load 47-48 degrees Celsius
my motherboard has a bios select pin when I switch to the second bios it idles at 18 degrees to 28 degrees I did update the first one
I've done a bit of research and I've seen that enabling XMP does a slight overclock on the ram/CPU so my question is will I be better off with it enabled or disabled? I am also worried about the lifespan of the processor. And if I will have to do either one of the two how do I do it?


System Specs:

Processor: Intel core i3 530 @2.93GHz

Motherboard:Evga P55 SLI

RAM:Corsair Xms3 1600MHz 4GB

HDD:WD caviar blue 7200Rpm 320GB 8MB cache

Hitachi 250GB 7200Rpm

PSU:Thermaltake Toughpower 700W

Casin:Thermaltake Armor VA8003BWS
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  1. Whichever you choose, the temperatures are still way below the maximum temperature (somewhere around 75-80oC, I think).

    If in any case CPU reaches that temperature, it will shut itself down for protection.

    So, you temperatures are good. Don't need to worry.
  2. Thanks guys all I needed to know.
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